Win $50 in Wichita Paws' 'beautiful dog' photo contest

Do you have a dog — purebred or mixed-breed — that you think is as beautiful as any show dog? To celebrate Yappy Days and the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show, Wichita Paws is holding a "beautiful dog" photo contest. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the pet store of their choice.

To enter, go to and register, if you haven't already. Click on the "Contest" billboard for instructions on how to post your photo in a blog.

Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. April 12.

A panel of judges will narrow the entries to 15 finalists, and registered users can vote for their favorite photo, starting on April 15. Finalists will be published in The Eagle on April 17, and the winner on April 24.

Questions? Call 316-268-6593 or 316-268-6312.

Need help with kitty litter box issues?

Does your cat have litter box issues? Sign up now for a free litter training seminar April 7 at Skaer Veterinary Clinic.

Veterinarians and trainers will offer information that may help your cat learn to use the litter box all the time.

The seminar is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 404 S. Edgemoor.

Preregistration is required; call 316-619-4082.

Cowley County to host wine-tasting benefit

Join the Cowley County Humane Society on April 17 at Baden Square in Winfield for "Nights in Pawris," the 6th annual Wine-tasting and Benefit Auction. The evening includes wines and food and live and silent auctions.

Proceeds support the shelter and its mission to serve about 3,000 stray, abandoned or homeless pets in and around Cowley County.

Reserve your seat now at Tickets are $20 per person, available also by calling the shelter at 620-221-1698 or 620-442-1698.

—Compiled by Diane McCartney